HALL, Donald, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)
Service Years
1945 - 1981
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Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Last Address
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery,
Jacksonville, NC

Date of Passing
Jan 25, 2011
Location of Interment
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Naval Submarine League
  1955, Naval Submarine League

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RADM Donald Perry Hall

(US Navy, Ret.)

RADM Donald P. Hall, USN (Ret.) of Burgaw passed away peacefully at home on 25 January 2011 in the company of his family and friends.

RADM Hall was born on 06 December 1927 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. The son of a career Army and Air Force officer, he graduated from Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, GA in June 1944 and enlisted in the Navy in January 1945. After appointment from the Secretary of the Navy, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946. He graduated and was commissioned an Ensign in June 1950.

RADM Hall served 37 years in the United States Navy, the vast majority of which was spent in the nuclear submarine force. His distinguished career included service aboard USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) during the first under ice transit of the North Pole in August 1958; commissioning Executive Officer USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616(B)); Commanding Officer USS HENRY L. STIMSON (SSBN 655 (B)); Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Submarine School; Commander Submarine Squadron SIX; TRIDENT Program Manager; and Commander Submarine Group SIX.

Following his retirement from the United States Navy in October 1981, RADM Hall served until November 1989 as Vice President and Senior Vice President for Nuclear Operations at the Illinois Power Company in Decatur, Illinois. In December 1989, RADM took a position as Group Vice President for Nuclear Operations at Houston Lighting and Power, Houston, Texas. Four years later, RADM Hall retired to Burgaw, NC where he continued to actively serve in his local community and St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Castle Hayne, North Carolina.
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 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)
  1945-1945, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1945-1946, Naval Sea Units
  1946-1950, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1962-1963, USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II
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United States Naval Academy
  1946-1950, United States Naval Academy
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  RADM Donald P. Hall, USN (Ret)
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